China to host Winter Olympics, a major test of its strict COVID rules

A man photographs an illuminated logo ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 26, 2022. Photo by REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch.

The 2022 Winter Olympics start next week in Beijing. With thousands of worldwide athletes, coaches, and support staff arriving, can China avoid another coronavirus outbreak?

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